24 July, Mumbai
Mumbai Cricket Association president Sharad Pawar will quit his position in six months’ time after the state body accepted the Supreme Court verdict on sweeping reforms in the BCCI and its affiliates in toto.
Addressing a press conference after the Managing Committee meeting in Mumbai Sunday, the 75-year-old Pawar said he accepted the Supreme Court’s verdict, which puts an age cap of 70 years for cricket administrators.
However, he added that the MCA will take six months to implement the apex court’s orders, which effectively means he will not retire immediately. The MCA chief said the state association will now set into motion the process to redraw its constitution to align with the judgment.
Pawar said, the managing committee discussed the Lodha Committee recommendations and
the Supreme Court judgment and unanimously approved all recommendations given by the apex court.
Asked whether MCA would find it difficult to fill in the void as most of its managing committee members are ineligible to continue in administration, Pawar said Mumbai has enough efficient people to take over the mantle.